Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training

Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training is designed for those who perform work or supervisory activities at tower sites but are not required to climb. Every year technicians are injured or loose their lives while working at heights on towers, buildings, and structures. In almost every case these accidents happen because those involved did not follow safety guidelines, or were using equipment improperly. Non climbing personnel such as technicians, managers, and supervisors are also exposed to a variety of hazards presented by the unique environment of a tower site and should be trained and knowledgable in the safety standards and regulations that apply to this setting. They should also be able to assist in tower rescues if the need arrises.

There are 3 specific objectives of the Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training.
#1. To provide the basic knowledge and skills required for non-climbing personnel to recognize and avoid tower site hazards.
#2. To ensure all personnel working on a tower site are knowledgeable and compliant with all federal safety standards and regulations.
#3 Teach skills and techniques necessary for non-climbing personnel to be able to assist in tower rescues.

Non-Climber Tower Safety and Rescue Training is a 16 hour program presented over 2 consecutive days. Training is conducted on site in a location of your choosing. Course curriculum is presented in a combination of classroom and field sessions. The bulk of the program is presented as a practical hands on experience. The course is fast paced, and customized to meet the needs of the participating organization. The course sponsor is required to provide a classroom and tower site to be used during the field portion of the training. The course format includes a mix of classroom presentation and hands on field training with the majority of time spent in the field learning the concepts of site safety and demonstrating fall protection methods, and safe work and rescue techniques. The course is fast moving and interactive requiring a high degree of commitment and energy from each student.

Written exams and skills observation are used to evaluate students during the training. Upon successful completion of the training, participants receive a certificate of training, which is valid for 2 years from the date of training.

ETI will provide any specialized training equipment for the course. ETI offers a source of fall protection and climbing gear, and can assist the organizations we train with gear purchases. Information regarding required gear and equipment will be provided well in advance of the training. The major concepts of the training are listed below.

The Basics Of Fall Protection

  • Understanding Fall Hazards
  • OSHA/ANSI/CSA Fall Protection Standards
  • Fall Hazard Assessment
  • Developing A Site Specific Safety Plan
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Harnesses and Helmets
  • Lanyards and Connections
  • Ropes-their construction and use
  • Equipment Inspection and Logging
  • The Physics of Falling
  • Calculating Total Fall Distance
  • Swing Fall Hazards
  • Essential knots

The Tower Climbing Environment

  • Identifying Areas Where Fall Protection Is Needed
  • Erecting, Maintaining, and Inspecting Fall Protection Systems
  • General Site Safety
  • Weather Hazards
  • RF Hazard
  • Tower Evacuation Techniques
  • Safe and Efficient Climbing
  • 100% Attachment
  • Work Positioning

Preventing Falls

  • Eliminate The Fall Hazard
  • Fall Restraint Systems
  • Work Positioning Device Systems
  • Ladder Safety Systems

Rescue Techniques

  • Medical and Rescue Priorities
  • Suspension Trauma
  • Rescue From Above and Below
  • Quick and Practical Rescue Techniques
  • Pickoff Techniques
  • The Assisted Rappel
  • Complex Rescues
  • Rescue Litters and Their Use
  • The Role Of Non-Climbers In Rescue
  • Working Together As a Team

Organizational Safety

  • Developing a Safety Plan
  • Know Your Resources
  • Pre-planning For Emergencies
  • Communications
  • Continuing Education and Training

Course Cost

The course cost is variable depending upon the number of participants, and the location. Contact our office for a price quote.

Scheduling A Course

We specialize in on-site training services. Courses are scheduled on a contract basis and can be conducted in any suitable location where an adequate classroom and facilities are available for training purposes. Scheduling a course is according to our availability. We can work with groups as small as 3 and as large as 25. Contact our office for detailed information about scheduling a training program for your organization.


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P.O. Box 2135
Montrose, CO 81402

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